Neurology and Neurosurgical Care You Can Count On
Your brain, spinal cord, sensory organs, nerves — your nervous system is a complex network that sends and receives signals all over your body. For illness or injuries that affect the nervous system — such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), epilepsy, spinal cord injuries, brain tumors, or severe back and neck pain — you need advanced expertise and technology in your corner. You’ve found it at AdventHealth Ocala.
A stroke is frightening and can make you feel uncertain. Lean on the stroke specialists at AdventHealth Ocala to help provide clarity and a path forward. We’re well-equipped to respond to signs of a stroke with speed, efficiency, and a high level of care. Our multidisciplinary team includes acute stroke specialists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, and rehabilitation therapists. We’ll be there for you before, during, and long after your stroke, caring for you with a whole-person, compassionate approach.
- Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke
When it comes to strokes, it’s important to call 911 right away. It’s also important to be informed. When you understand stroke symptoms, you can be better prepared and empowered to recognize when you or a loved one need help. There are a few types of strokes, including:
- Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures.
- Ischemic stroke is the most common type and happens when a clot blocks a vessel supplying blood to the brain.
- Transient ischemic stroke, also called a “mini-stroke,” is a short episode of stroke symptoms that does not cause permanent damage but can lead to serious future strokes.
If you or a loved one experience symptoms of stroke like paralysis, numbness, dizziness, or confusion, stay calm and seek help. Use the letters in the word "F.A.S.T." to quickly identify stroke symptoms. The acronym stands for:
- Face Drooping
- Arm Weakness
- Speech Difficulty
- Time to Call 911
It's important to act quickly once you suspect a stroke. When you come to us, our Tampa hospital team be here ready to help with efficient expertise.
- Recognized Excellence in Your Time of Need
You can rest assured you're getting the best possible stroke care at AdventHealth Ocala. We have been designated as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. This designation means that we have fulfilled national standards for providing high-quality care that can significantly improve outcomes.
Our stroke program also earned the 2019 Gold Plus Award and Target: Stroke Honor Roll recognition from the American Heart Association for compliance with nationally accepted standards for effective treatment of stroke.
- Transitioning to Home
Allow the Stroke Club of Marion County to help you along the way to recovery. Join a warm and friendly group of stroke survivors and caregivers who desire to enhance the quality of their lives and keep enjoying life after a stroke! The club is here for you and is committed to help you along the way
Monthly guest speakers, monthly luncheons. Meetings are the second Monday of every month at 1 pm in the Auxiliary Conference Center. 1542 SW 1st Avenue, Ocala
Call the AdventHealth Ocala Stroke Coordinator at Call 352-351-7293
Better Support for Better Health
In the journey to better neurologic health, the path is not always clear. We’re here to help you take the next step in your care. Our multidisciplinary team helps you find the right medical support, local resources, and spiritual care you need to feel more confident and more in control. Let us help guide and support you as you enjoy a better quality of life, more-compassionate support, and a higher level of expert care.